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Re: “Charleston police call for info on West Ashley robbery suspect

he shouldn't be hard to find

Posted by Randall Floyd on September 8, 2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

There are a thousand ways to fail in this restaurant market. Too few seats to build volume? Too many seats to fill? Too pricey for the neighborhood? Too cheap for the rent? Too limited a menu for picky eaters? Too diverse a menu for quality focus? Too limited hours for convenience? Too long hours fatiguing the staff and owners? Food too boring to pique writers/bloggers? Food too adventurous for paying customers?

Once Meritage closed, I figured that no matter what, no restaurant regardless of how much money they're making is a sure bet. An $11 hot dog doesn't seem particularly sustainable, however.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 8, 2016 at 9:27 AM

Re: “If you're against Trigger Warnings, just call them a heads-up

"When people say they "don't like trigger warnings" I have to ask what they don't like."

As far as I can tell, and I've asked the similar question to many different people, the fear is of something that doesn't exist. The impression that some give is that anything with a "trigger warning" means that the topic is therefore banned, that the professor would give a head's up "this contains violent descriptions of rape, and thus we'll just skip it," as opposed to "we're going to cover the Jerry Sandusky case next class, and that has a lot of detail about child sexual abuse and exploitation, just so there are no surprises." My Biology of Sex professor used to give the "head's up" before the class in which he showed the clinical videos of how people orgasm. But that was back in the 90s long before any of this "trigger warning" stuff, right?

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 8, 2016 at 9:20 AM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

The responsibility for the crime of theft lies with the thief. Always. However, if you keep a gun on your person or vehicle for your own safety, leaving it unsecured will absolutely degrade your safety by degrading the safety of society around you. Yes it is exhausting outwitting scumbags, but that's the hand we're dealt.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 8, 2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

yeah, if overpriced food and no seating is a good business plan, I wouldn't know the proper way to run a restaurant

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 8, 2016 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg lays out plan in response to Bi-Lo closing

I'm sure theft at the location was a factor.

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Posted by Rich Distel on September 8, 2016 at 4:59 AM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

"never saw it coming....seriously?"

Hey Ima, listen here. If "visiting chef pop-up series" doesn't imply longevity, I don't know what does.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 8, 2016 at 1:35 AM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

Isn't one of the gun owner narratives people own guns to prevent criminals from taking their property?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 8, 2016 at 1:29 AM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

The victims of course (surely champions of personal responsibility and responsible gun ownership) being careless, and through their own pointless negligence, allowing tools designed to harm or kill to be taken from them in a way that caused no struggle or assault or battery or other trauma.

But yes, let's totally equate that to rape.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 8, 2016 at 1:23 AM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg lays out plan in response to Bi-Lo closing

Exactly. They closed because they weren't making money. If they were profitable they would be open. They are a business not a soup kitchen.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 8, 2016 at 12:46 AM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

How about if it's proven you say something false, you lose your right to free speech?

How about if it's proven your car was easily stolen because of your negligence, you lose the right to drive?

How about if it's proven you were easily raped because you were drunk and not able to clearly give or deny consent, you lose the right to accuse your rapist?

Or maybe we should blame the criminal and not the victim?

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 8, 2016 at 12:44 AM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

There will be more. Any place that isn't a bar won't get any support. I lived in Elliotborough for several years and it's filled with broke students who's rich parents front the ludicrous rent.

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Posted by RageDiglet on September 8, 2016 at 12:39 AM

Re: “But the more things change, the more they stay the same

I would have guessed that CofC enrollment was much higher then vs now, only 619 more students?

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 8, 2016 at 12:36 AM

Re: “But the more things change, the more they stay the same

Joe Riley spent years insisting on keeping jobs on the peninsula. The feds wanted to move the courthouse from downtown; Joe Riley did what it took to keep it at Four Corners. Ditto the School Board's Taj Mahal (city rented 1/3 of the space); ditto the hospital complex.
So he was wrong. Jobs without housing brought 10,000 professionals and their cars onto the peninsula every day.
The City Paper didn't see that coming any more than the rest of us did.

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Posted by ImFromHere on September 7, 2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Parlor Deluxe has closed

never saw it coming....seriously?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 7, 2016 at 10:05 PM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

How about if it's proven a weapon was easily stolen because of your negligence, you lose the right to own a gun... period, the end...

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Posted by tigerlily75 on September 7, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

If only those vehicles had been armed this wouldn't have happ...oh wait.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 7, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

In other words,most of the guns were stealable because of the stupidity of the owner. How about tacking an intelligence test onto that carry-permit?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 7, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg lays out plan in response to Bi-Lo closing

community concerns about food availability??? they closed because not enough people shopped there to support them even with a much higher-priced Harris Teeter a few blocks away, so apparently there was enough food available elsewhere. I smell political grandstanding.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 7, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

Oh look! Victim blaming!

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Posted by Djedi Mastafari on September 7, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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